From then on the Nazi’s treated their prisoners like objects rather than people. They dehumanized and desensitized them, thinking of them as machines that could only complete simple tasks and required a small bowl of broth with a single slice of bread to function. The Nazi’s took the victims of the Holocaust and stripped them of their identities, violated them beyond their breaking point, and wiped them clean of all emotion. First of all, the SS dehumanized the prisoners of the concentration camps by stripping them of their identities. The Nazi’s infringed upon people’s everyday lives and deprived them of their originality.
By writing the analogy, Wiesel emphasizes how poorly they were treated, giving the audience a glimpse at what occurred in concentration camps. Throughout the book, the audience is shown the terror that the Jews suffered during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel survived through that torture, and later wrote the book Night in an attempt for others to understand what happened. He used foreshadowing, diction that conveys demoralization, and analogies to aid his writing to depict what he saw. Though millions of Jews were killed senselessly in the Holocaust, words are everlasting, meaning Night will continue to enlighten people’s
In summary, he was forcefully separated from his family, bared the death of the only motivation he had and was left to live with the nightmares of the atrocious doing of Hitler and his Nazis. Elie’s innocence was taken alongside everything else he had. Instead of remembering his childhood and laughing, he prays one day he’ll forget, forget what he was forced to see. Moreover, forget what was taken from him. Elie had undergone an immense amount of pain albeit the fact that many think of WW2 but don’t mind much of it’s events.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps. The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well.
If any of the workers are not capable of performing tasks due to sickness or disease, they are most likely to get killed. The Nazis often refer to Jews as goods for nothing, and treat them like they are animals. Separating young children from their mother is emotionally dehumanizing the Jews. The Nazis dehumanize Jews physically by beating them up for nothing. When Eliezer crosses Idek’s path at work one day, he says, “I happened
He needed someone to blame for his loss so he decided to blame the Jews. He had no reason to go and blame Jewish people but he needed a escape route away from losing so, he and his men killed as many Jews as they could by starving, shooting, and bringing them on death walks. All the survivors of Hitler normally went to concentration camps where they were separated from their family. Such as their being a family of 3 a boy a father and a mother, normally the boy would go to one concentration camp the father went to another and the mother went to different one.
Because of the environment of the camps, a countless number of Jews died every day. The conditions while working in camps made resistance strenuous, yet the Jews still desired to disobey. Since a large amount of Jews resisted at work, the Nazis punished those who never meant to cause any harm. Resistance came in many forms during the Holocaust, whether it was organized
Under Hitler’s Natzi regime, the Jewish people faced mass extinction and suffered perhaps the worst atrocities ever committed to mankind. The concentration camps that Jewish people were sent to were merely a path to their own excruciating death. Their lives consisted of an unrelenting schedule, with less than the bare necessities and ultimately culminated in any number of inhumane scenarios of their
Another thing I learned more about was how the Germans viewed these events. Many did not agree with Hitler but never spoke up because of the fear they would be killed. Many people would fight in the war so they would not be seen as enemies. Anyone who disagreed was often killed or sent to a concentration camp. This event was really sad because no one could speak about what they thought without being seen as a traitor.